| GEO World|
| Women beat up Muftis in Lucknow|
| Updated at: 1524 PST, Wednesday, June 30, 2010|
LUCKNOW: Three Muslim clerics in a seminary here beaten up by three women for allegedly not conducting their "talaq" (divorce) proceedings in accordance with Shariat (Islamic) laws, police said.
Mumtaz alias Hina, Nishat Fatima and Arshi barged into the Madrassa Sultan-e-Madari in the Wazirganj area and assaulted the clerics - Mohd Afzar Zaidi, Sayed Musa Rizvi and Mohd Raza Sajid.
"The women alleged that the clerics conducted their divorce, keeping them in the dark. We have initiated an enquiry," police spokesman Anand Srivastava told reporters here.
Meanwhile, the three clerics have registered a police complaint against the three women for assaulting them and damaging the property of the seminary.